Tuesday, April 24, 2007

TV Show Blogs 2006-07

UPDATE: 4/24/07 - Poked around again and found some more show blogs and podcasts. When in doubt, check the home page for the network/cable channel which airs the show.

I particularly like blogs that aren't 'character blogs' but rather blogs written by the writers about the show. I've scoured the web to find these blogs and bring them to you.

'Behind the Scenes' Blogs

  • Brothers and Sisters (ABC)
  • CSI:Miami (CBS) The Executive Story Editor, Corey Miller blogs.
  • The Closer (TNT) Written by show creator James Duff
  • Friday Night Lights (NBC)
  • Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  • Heroes (NBC)
  • Men In Trees (ABC) Written by Creator/Showrunner Jenny Bicks
  • Monk (USA) So far, only one post, but hopefully this will continue forward. Also a couple of fun character blogs on the site.
  • Criminal Minds (CBS) Okay, it's an actress's blog, but every once in awhile there are some insights into the process of making a TV show.
  • Prison Break (FOX) Huh, this one is new -- written by Wade Williams who plays Bellick on the show. In fact, there are several blogs at TV Guide written by actors on shows such as 'The Office' (Jenna Fisher) and several others...
  • Standoff (FOX)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC)
I'll add to the list as more pop up. I think it is a good trend as it gives us insight into what makes these shows tick.

Character blogs

These are blogs written in the 'voice' of a character on the show. Sometimes they are maintained by the actors, other times a writer on the show writes the blog. For the 'Lost' diary last year, the writer's assistant maintained it (not sure who is doing it this year). I have listed these by show in alphabetical order.




Jordan said...

Ya I like the blogs from characters on the show. I really like hiros blog, which by the way I wrote a review of Heroes at my blog at:

Lee said...

The Shield has a great behind the scenes blog. They usually post an entry after each episode, from either one of the cast, a writer, or director.

Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Doctor Who all have podcasts worth listening too.

Alexandra said...

Shawna, great list, thanks. I've linked to this post on my blog in case anyone else is interested.

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